Collecting Watches

Borgel and Taubert: What’s the Difference?

Francois Borgel, a case maker in business since 1880, was undeniably a pioneer in the field of waterproof cases. Most vintage watch collectors know the initials F.B. with an ideogram of the key, the marquee stamped on Borgel designs. By extension, scores call F.B.-stamped cases „Borgel.” That is – in most cases – outright wrong. …

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Doxa Watches of the Luftwaffe

During the Second World War, scores of watch manufacturers produced watches for the German military. Some were recognizable brands, such as Zenith, Longines, Mimo (Girard-Perregaux), Glycine, and Doxa. The German military specification All standard-issue watches had the same core features. The general service watch had to be equipped with a shock protection device, a highly …

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